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Yesterday we brought you renderings of what the 2016 Proton Persona may look like, and now we have a new high-resolution spyshot of the real deal, taken by reader Isaac Chan.

Although still fully-camouflaged, this sole image does afford us a proper insight into how the Iriz-based B-segment sedan will look. Firstly, the Persona looks to be taller than most of the competition, keeping the Iriz’s height – the hatch is around 75 mm taller than both the Honda City and the Toyota Vios. This would explain the slightly awkward proportions compared to some of its rivals.

The photo also exposes some of the details of the new car – the upper line of the headlights now flow continuously into the grille, which match the renders done by both resident Photoshop expert Theophilus Chin and Proton Design Competition 2014 winner Pow Ying Hern.

Renderings of the 2016 Proton Persona, by Theophilus Chin (top) and Pow Ying Hern (bottom)

The fog lights are also round in shape, rather than triangular on the Iriz – again matching Theo’s render. Meanwhile, the wheels gain a new turbine design that’s now in-vogue, appearing on everything from the Perodua Myvi to the Honda Jazz and City.

The Persona will be unveiled some time after the soon-to-be-launched Perdana, but ahead of the new Saga. The Iriz’s range of 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre VVT engines are expected to be offered on the Persona at launch, but the car could gain Proton’s new 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre direct-injected (GDI/TGDI) engines after production of the new mills begin by the end of 2017.

SPYSHOTS: 2016 Proton Persona